A poem written by Afeni Shakur from the Black Panther newspaper 1969

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Omali Yeshitela on Politikal Prisoners (PP)

We should never forget prisoners in any case, but we ought to be especially public about our reverence and concern for political prisoners, says Omali Yeshitela. source: Omali Yeshitela on Political Prisoners 

MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER TAKES ON ANTI-BLACK NOTIONS OF “GOOD HAIR” IN “PELO BUENO” PHOTO SERIES

Delores Medel is a Mexican photographer whose work centers around women and girls in Latin America. Her latest project, “Pelo Bueno”, highlights the anti-Black distinctions between “good” and “bad” hair that plagues the region. “Pelo Bueno”, which translates to “good hair”, presents various women with their hair in natural states. “Natural, curly hair, free of […]

The Heat is On! Florida Prisoners Receive No Protection From Deadly Heat

by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson In the Heat of the Moment  On June 22, 2017 I was transferred from the Texas Department of Criminal (In)Justice (TDCJ) to the Florida Department of Corruption (FDOC).  I was initially confined at the Reception and Medical center (RMC), which houses and treats Florida’s most medically vulnerable and chronically ill prisoners.  One […]

ACTION ALERT EDDIE AFRICA TO SEE THE PAROLE BOARD ON 1/11/18

Ona Move We just received word tonight that our Brother Eddie Africa will be appearing before The Pa Parole Board this Thursday January 11th . It’s obvious due to our three day campaign and the pressure The Parole Board is under are obviously trying to give Eddie a rushed hearing and sweep this matter under the rug as fast […]

Support and Donate to a Release Campaign for PP Seth Hayes!

Great campaign done by Myaisha and Crystal Seth’s Daughter and Grand Daughter. Please donate if you can. Seth is an amazing human being whose many contributions to humanity can never be compensated for, but he should spend the rest of his life on the outside. For now, it is being asking that you all share […]

How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Lost to History

More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion. by Marissa Fessenden/ SMITHSONIAN.COM Two hundred and five years ago, on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in U.S. history. They carried cane knives (used to harvest sugar cane), hoes, clubs and some guns […]

How Langston Hughes Brought His Radical Vision to the Novel

In his famous essay “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,” Hughes expresses fondness for “the low-down folks, the so-called common element.” Poor African-Americans made up a majority of the black population but were rarely depicted as fully realized characters in the serious literature of the day. For a writer like Langston Hughes, who made […]